Are you looking for an unforgettable experience for your child’s birthday? We’d love to be a part of it! Parties are held off hours so that only you and your guests are in the aquarium. Standard times for parties are Saturday at 10 am to 12 or 4 pm to 6 pm. Sundays at 10 am to 12 or 4 pm to 6 pm. Other days and times can be arranged. GEPA parties are held as a joint effort between the aquarium and Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.
We are thrilled to be able to offer your child the following birthday party themes:
Under the Sea – A birthday theme for those who love all life in the ocean. A variety of live animals will be presented to you and your guests. Create a crab.
Mermaid Princess – The magical world of mermaids and mermen will delight your birthday child and guests. Create a tiny mermaid friend! Meet a turtle!
Pirate Bonanza – Arrrmatey, tharbe treasure to be found and critters to explore! Learn how to talk like a pirate.
Sharks bait! – Celebrate your child’s birthday while you sink your teeth into the fascinating world of sharks! Learn all about this misunderstood creature. Create a shark tooth necklace. Dig for fossils.
Dolphin Party – Dolphins are the playful geniuses of the sea. Come play a dolphin training game and other fun stuff, including a dolphin craft.
Turtle Party – Meet our turtles and learn more than you ever imagined!
Parties at the aquarium start at $350 for up to 30 guests. Aquarium staff will lead the children in an age related craft or a theme related game in the party room (in Arcade Building) as your guests arrive, then we head to the aquarium to explore and learn! We spend about an hour doing a guided touch tank talk, a visit to the pirate ship, a turtle talk, and more, as well as free time to explore, then we head back to the party room for cake and food or what ever else you have planned.
The party room can hold up to 35 guests but a larger room may be available if necessary. For larger parties (more than 30 guests), an overflow fee of $10 per person applies.
To schedule your party or if you have any questions, contact us or fill out the form below!
We can also host weekday parties!